Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Mitch Giveth, And Mitch Taketh Away

After using the filibuster a record number of times when they were in the minority, Rs have suddenly come to Jesus:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is opening the door to changing the filibuster in response to growing pressure from Republicans angered that Democrats have blocked legislation from reaching the White House. 
McConnell has appointed a special task force to explore changes to the filibuster rule and other procedural hurdles — including whether to eliminate filibusters on motions to proceed to legislation. That’s a tactic the minority often uses to shut down a bill before amendments can be considered...
Boy, who could have seen this coming? Oh, yeah. Everyone.
Their defenders blame it on Democrats during the current Republican majority, of course. How quickly they forget.

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1 comment:

Pieter B said...

Be careful what you wish for, Mitch.

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